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Re: [opensuse-translation] zypper in openSUSE using SLED translations instead of openSUSE ones
  • From: Wadim Dziedzic <wdziedzic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:58:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <1e81bd170902270158m59f19387y804c34ba819c726b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Gudmund Areskoug
<gudmundpublic@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Olav P. skrev:
Having it mandatory for SLES/SLED translators to use openSUSE translations
at least for reference *and* to either QA the whole result in their paid
time or use the existing volunteer QA and align the rest of SLES/SLED
translations and terminology according to openSUSE would also be an option.


A big part of open translations go unchanged and unreviewed into SLE,
so it's not that SLE translators change every string. The problem is,
that the translations were "forked" from open trunk sometime in
october. Now these forked translations come back - in the naive
workflow (merge SLE to openSUSE) much of changes in open branch
between october could be lost now.

My guess is that the quality assurance in SLES/SLED is not on a par with the
open effort, that is or at least may be using peer review. Who does the QA
in SLES/SLED in the respective languages?

The QA for SLE doesn't check all strings - AFAIK only these which are
not 100% match.

There's also a terminology issue - translations for SLE must follow
the Novell's dictionary and style guidelines and they are not always
the same as these used by open teams. I can only say, that for Polish
this dictionary and guidelines do not play very good with GNOME and
other linux translations, which come to SLE.

Another thing is that SLE does not supports all languages that
openSUSE supports - when an SLE-not-supported language is merged back
into openSUSE, then this is a simple step backward, because all fixes
since october are overwritten with old version.

Wadim
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